Terms of Service

MinnowCfunding LLC

Welcome to the crowd-investing technology platform of MinnowCfunding LLC, a California corporation (“MinnowCfunding”, the “Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”). Our service; including our investment service and the content, services, and/or products provided through our Site (as defined below)(collectively, the “Service”) are maintained by us. By accessing or using our crowd-investing technology platform at www.minnowcfunding.com, including any subdomain thereof (the “Site”), you (the “User” or “you”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of service (“Terms of Service” or “Agreement”), as a registered member of the Service.

Eligibility

The Service is offered subject to acceptance of all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy, and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published on the Site by MinnowCfunding, which are incorporated by reference and may be updated by MinnowCfunding without notice to you. In addition, some services offered through the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions adopted by MinnowCfunding. Your use of those services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Service by this reference. The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are at least 18 years old and of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. MinnowCfunding may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in those jurisdictions.

For offers and sales that occur within the United States, any “individual investors” as defined in under Section 3(a)(80) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA), as revised by the JOBS Act, and Rule 300(c)(2) under Regulation Crowdfunding, with a valid User ID and password, are authorized to access such services and web pages (such persons being (“Investors”)).

For offers and sales that occur outside of the United States, persons are only allowed access to such investment opportunities if such person represents that his or her access does not violate the laws of his or her country of residence. Our Service (and certain pages of the Site) that relate to the viewing of actual investment opportunities or to making investments in the securities offered therein may not be used by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the provision or use thereof would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or where we are not authorized to provide such information or services. Your use of the Service or the Site constitutes your affirmative acknowledgment that you are not in violation of the laws of your country of residence and a waiver of the protection of any local non-U.S. laws.

Securities Offerings; No Professional Advice and No Solicitation

The securities offered on the Site have not been registered under the Securities Act in reliance of the provisions of Rule 300(c)(2) under Regulation Crowdfunding. Securities sold through private placements are restricted and not publicly traded, and are therefore illiquid. Neither the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved, passed upon or endorsed the merits of any offering on this Site. We are a funding portal registered with SEC and member FINRA in pursuant to the rules under Regualtion Crowdfunding.

Investment overview on the Site contain summaries of the purpose and principal business terms of the investment opportunities. Such summaries are intended for informational purposes only and do not purport to be complete, and each is qualified in its entirety by reference to the more detailed discussions contained in the investor document package relating to such investment opportunity. The information contained on the Site has been prepared by the Company without reference to any particular investor’s investment requirements or financial situation, and potential investors are encouraged to consult with professional tax, legal and financial advisors before making any investment.

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise. Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. The contents of this Site do not constitute financial, legal, or tax advice. Investors are solely responsible for conducting any legal, accounting or other due diligence review. We may not have verified all information contained in offering materials on the Site. You should obtain investment and tax advice from your advisers before deciding to invest. Investment products are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and there is no bank guarantee.

None of the information contained on the Site constitutes a recommendation, solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities, options or other financial instruments or other assets or provide any investment advice or service. The information and services provided on the Site are not provided to, and may not be used by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the provision or use thereof would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or where the Company is not authorized to provide such information or services. Some products and services described in the Site may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients.

Prohibited Conduct (Including Non-Circumvention Restriction)

Our Site contains confidential information (“Confidential Information”), much of which pertains to the investments listed on our platform. Confidential Information includes all technical and non-technical data. You agree that all Confidential Information will be kept in confidence and that you will only use the Confidential Information for the purposes for which it was disclosed. To the extent applicable, you will not modify, reverse engineer, decompile, create other works from, or disassemble any such Confidential Information unless otherwise specified in writing by the disclosing party. These restrictions will not apply to Confidential Information to the extent it (a) was in the public domain at the time of disclosure; (b) became publically available after disclosure without breach of this agreement; (c) was lawfully received from a third party without such restrictions; (d) was known to you without such restrictions prior to your access to it via our Site; (e) was independently developed by you without breach of this agreement; (f) was generally made available to third parties by the Company without such restriction; or (g) is required by applicable law.

You agree to use the Site and Service only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with these Terms of Service and any applicable law, rules or regulations. You may not:

  • use the Service in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Service, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Service;

  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, the Service, or the computer systems or networks connected to the Service through hacking, password mining or any other means;

  • create User accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;

  • utilize any data provided on the Site (including third-party provided data) for purposes other than evaluating listed investment opportunities;

  • transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, or any items of a destructive nature;

  • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

  • upload, post, email or transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or unlawful content;

  • upload, post, email or transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service any content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party, unless you are the owner of such rights or have the permission of the owner to post such content;

  • upload, post, email or transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service any materials that promote pyramid schemes, chain letters or disruptive commercial messages or advertisements, or anything else prohibited by law;

  • run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service;

  • use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site, including to engage in the practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining content or other information;

  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service, including to utilize framing techniques to enclose any Content or other proprietary information, place pop-up windows over the Site’s pages, or otherwise affect the display of the Site’s pages;

  • download any file posted by another User that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;

  • impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of any materials;

  • remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Service;

  • use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Service or collect information about its Users for any unauthorized purpose;

  • submit content that falsely expresses or implies that such content is sponsored or endorsed by the Company, any of its affiliates or any third parties;

  • use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose (including, without limitation, in violation of any United States federal and state securities or blue sky laws or regulations, securities exchange or self-regulatory organization’s rules or regulations, or equivalent laws or regulations in foreign jurisdictions);

  • promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities or promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual;

  • share or disclose with anyone any information obtained through the Service about any investment offerings; or

  • use the Service for any commercial purpose whatsoever other than for your personal use, including (without limitation) soliciting other Users for investments of any kind, offering or selling any products or services of any kind, and making investment recommendations to other Users.

Registration Data; Account Security

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to us, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the service. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License

All content on the Site, including but not limited to designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the “Site Content”), are our proprietary property with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, except that, if you are eligible for use of the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content solely for your personal use, provided that you keep such portions confidential and all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. You may not republish Site Content on any internet, intranet or extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. Any use of the Site or the Site Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of the Company, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable by us at any time without notice and with or without cause.

Linked Sites

The Site may contain links to third party websites (“Linked Sites”). These links are provided only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link is not, and shall not be construed to imply, an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or monitoring by the Company of any information, materials, products, or services contained in or accessible through any Linked Site. In no event shall the Company be responsible for the information contained on any Linked Site or your use of or inability to use any Linked Site. Access and use of Linked Sites, including the information, material, products, and services on Linked Sites or available through Linked Sites, is solely at your own risk. Your access and use of the Linked Sites are governed by the Terms of Service and privacy policies of such Linked Sites, and we encourage you to carefully review all such terms and policies.

User Content

The Service may allow you and other Users to submit, post, transmit and share content with other Users. You are solely responsible for any such content (which may include photos, profiles, messages, notes, text, information, music, video, contact information for you or others, advertisements or other content) that you upload, publish, provide or display (hereinafter, “post”) on or through the Service or the Site, or transmit to or share with other Users (collectively, the “User Content”). You understand and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, review and delete or remove (without notice) any User Content in our sole discretion, including without imitation, User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms of Service, might be offensive or illegal, or might violate the rights of, harm, or threaten the safety of, Users or others.

By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will not expire.

You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Company, its Users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Termination

We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Site and Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site. All provisions of this Agreement shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Consent to Electronic Transactions and Disclosures

Because the Company operates largely on the Internet, it is necessary for you to consent to transact business with us online and electronically. Before you decide to do business electronically with us, you must satisfy the following computer hardware and software requirements: access to the Internet; an email account and related software capable of receiving email through the Internet; a web browser which is SSL-compliant and supports secure sessions, such as Internet Explorer 5.0 or above and Google Chrome 38 or above, or the equivalent software; and hardware capable of running this software.

We work with third-party escrow agent and use third-party bank accounts through which we receive all payments, and make all disbursements, through electronic funds transfers (ACH transfers) using the bank (or other financial institution) account information you provide to us. You authorize such bank or other financial institution to pay any amounts described herein, and authorize our agent to make any and all investment disbursements to such account. You agree to provide us with updated information regarding your bank or other account upon the Company’s request and at any time that the information earlier provided is no longer valid. As part of doing business with us, you must also consent to our giving you certain disclosures electronically, either via our Site or to the email address you provide to us. By agreeing to the Terms of Service, you agree to receive electronically all documents, communications, notices, contracts, and agreements, including any IRS Form 1099 or other tax forms, schedules or information statements, arising from or relating to your registration as an investor on our Site, any investments you may make, your use of this Service, and the servicing of any investment you may make (each, a “Disclosure”), from us or any service provider we may use. An IRS Form 1099 refers to any Form 1099 or other Form, Schedule or information statement, including corrections to such documents, required to be provided pursuant to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations and that may be provided electronically (each, an “IRS Form 1099”). The decision to do business with us electronically is yours. This document informs you of your rights concerning Disclosures.

Your consent to receive Disclosures and transact business electronically, and our agreement to do so, applies to any transactions to which such Disclosures relate between you and us. Your consent will remain in effect for so long as you are a User and, if you are no longer a User, will continue until such a time as all Disclosures relevant to transactions that occurred while you were a User have been made.

You may not withdraw such consent as long as you have any outstanding investments made through the Site. If you have no outstanding investments made through the site and wish to withdraw consent to doing business electronically, we will terminate your registered User account with us.

You also expressly consent to receiving messages, including emails (including SMS/text messages), and substantially similar messages widely distributed on telephone answering or voicemail systems from us, our affiliates, marketing partners, agents and others calling at their request or on their behalf, at any telephone numbers that you have provided or may provide in the future (including any cellular telephone numbers). Your cellular or mobile telephone provider will charge you according to the type of plan you carry.

If you are accessing our site and the Disclosures electronically via a mobile device (such as a smart phone, tablet, and the

Updates

You must keep us informed of any change in your e-mail address, your home mailing address, or your telephone number so that we can maintain communications with you about your authorization as a registered User and so that you can continue to receive all Disclosures in a timely fashion. You can contact us by e-mail at customersupport@minnowcfunding.com.

Disclaimers

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

We do not guarantee the accuracy of any User Content or third party content. Although we provide rules for User conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what Users post on the Site and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter on the Site or in connection with any User Content or third party content. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Site or Service. We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results (relating to investments or otherwise) from use of the Site and/or the Service.

The Site and the Service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Site or the Service, any User Content or third party content posted on or through the Site or the Service or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of the Site, whether online or offline.

Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by us.

Limitation on Liability

XCEPT IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE SUCH PROVISIONS ARE RESTRICTED AND EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS, IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EQUITYHOLDERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE (INCLUDING ANY INVESTMENTS MADE) OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF WE ARE AWARE OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAW OR OTHER LAWS, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM US OR OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EQUITYHOLDERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.

CERTAIN FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Governing Law; Arbitration

By visiting or using the Site and/or the Service, you agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws that would require or permit the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, will govern these Terms of Service. By agreeing to the Terms of Service and using the Site and the Service, you agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in California for all purposes, and you agree to waive, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any right to a trial by jury for any matter. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by you and us, any dispute arising out of or relating to the Terms of Service, or any breach thereof, shall be finally resolved by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, or such arbitration body as required by law, rule or regulation, and final judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language before a single arbitrator in California. Such arbitration must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either we or you may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief without breach of this arbitration provision.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of its and their directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees and representatives, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of the Service or the Site, your conduct in connection with the Service or the Site or with other Users of the Service or the Site, or any violation of these Terms of Service or of any law or the rights of any third party, any of your User Content, and any third party content you post or share on or through the Site. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: ”A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine. In addition, you hereby release any claims you may have against us and any employee, officer, director or affiliate of the Company that are in anyway related to your use of the Site or Service, including any recommendations or referrals you may receive as a result of your registration with us. You are solely responsible for your use of the Site or Service, for any content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your content by other Users and third parties.

(Updated July 31, 2016)